Still no deal between the Red Sox and Twins for Johan and maybe there won’t be. The sides just can’t seem to find a fit that makes both teams happy. This is, unless the Twins are merely seeking everyone else’s last and best offer, only to decide Boston’s offer is the best.
It’s starting to seem like the Twins just might keep Santana and see what they can get for him later in the winter, or once the season starts. Doesn’t this remind you a lot of the way things went with Manny the last few offseasons?
Every winter, it seemed, the Sox were going to trade Manny. That was, until they couldn’t get another team to sweep them off their feet. And then Manny would wind up right back in Boston. It doesn’t seem like the Twins have burned any bridges with Santana, or vice versa.
If Santana goes to another team besides the Yankees, I don’t think the Red Sox will be all that heartbroken. In that case, the Sox could hang on to all their young players and save that $150 million for something else.
Finally, there is an old-fashioned podium announcement here in Nashville as right now the Tigers and Marlins GMs are discussing the Cabrera-Willis blockbuster.
I wish there was more excitement to fill you in on here in Nasvhille, but there really isn’t.